Fangirl

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is another one of Rowell’s amazing books that everyone should read. The book is about new-places-anxiety, romance, friendship, sisterhood, and family, growing up and overcoming your fears. For me as a secret introvert, this book hit a nerve. If someone would ask me with which book character I identify most, I would have to say Cath from Fangirl. So for me this book was just perfect.

fangirlcoverFangirl follows a young girl, Cath, to college. She is shy and really into reading and fan fiction. She writes Simon Snow fan fiction with her sister wren. The two of them did everything together. But then there was college. Wren was always the social one, so when the sisters start college, Wren does not want to room with Cath. So Cath has to master her freshman year completely on her own. Cath has a lot of anxiety because of the new place, new people and the lack of her sisters company, because Wren is mostly out partying. So Cath throws herself into her Simon Snow fan fiction. Simon Snow is kind of like Harry Potter, with a lot of fandom going on.

I LOVED this book. I knew I would like it, because a loved Eleanore & Park, also by Rainbow Rowell. But I loved Fangirl even more if this is possible. It hit home with me. The whole thing with the last Simon Snow book coming out and this epic book series ending transported me right back into the summer of 2007 when Harry Potter ended. Like Cath, I grew up on Harry Potter and I cannot picture my life without these stories. So when this series ended, it was also the end of an era. Sure I can always re-read them, but it will never be the same like growing up with Harry. So in Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell managed to achieve the impossible, she created this incredible feeling I felt when reading Harry Potter with Simon Snow. The only critique I have with Fangirl is that sometimes, the passages of Simon Snow stories were too long. I wanted to know what was happening with Cath and her life and not with Simon’s. But the short passages with Simon Snow were great and I loved to read them.

71IxCAK25cL._SL1230_I could totally relate to Cath. I always get asked to go out and party but truthfully, I just want to stay in and read a good book or watch movies with my friends. But not everybody gets that. It is a difficult struggle, being an introvert. I love my friends and I want to meet new people and make new friends but it is really hard for me to put myself out there. I’m quite and have no idea what to do. So I get you Cath, I get you a lot! But enough of me, I will tell why else I loved Fangirl so much. The book has a great pacing and because the story plays out over a larger period of time, the characters have time to evolve realistically. For me, Fangirl is the ultimate coming-of-age story. The Ending was perfect; all loose ends were tied up. But the book was so good I did not want it to stop, ever. I could have gone on and on, reading about Cath and Wren and Reagan and Levi. Btw Reagan, she is my favourite character. She is so chill and the opposite of bitchy. She reminds me of a dear friend of mine. Cath is frustrating at times but that did not bother me because I could relate to her so much. So like I said, I love this book, one of my top reads this year. And I will recommend this book to everyone who also loves books. Read Fangirl, it’s awesome!

 

Readable ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Loveable  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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4 Kommentare on “Fangirl”

  1. thesweetreads sagt:

    love this review!!! and i agree with everything you say about cath, i feel the same way.

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  2. Sophie sagt:

    UGH thank you for this review. You said everything. It’s difficult to do better than that indeed, I mean, it has everything! It’s a wonderful book. I can relate to all the characters it’s so weird, and I picture you as a bby Cath in my head :$
    Yeah, Simon Snow can be a bit boring at times. I thought it was based on HP as it was soooo close to the story and also they mentionned everyone having long hair in the fourth movie and I was just like BAM THIS IS SO HARRY AND RON WADDUP and they Levi mentions HP……… i was like „… what?“ Such a disappointment! UGH

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  3. […] Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Cath lives in her own fantasy world with her favourite characters for which she writes fan fiction. But as Cath goes off to college her world changes. Her twin sister Wren wants to meet people and does not want to room with Cath. So Cath is forced to take all this new experiences by herself. And then there is Levi with his bright big smile… 5 out of 5 points […]

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